Monthly Archives: April 2016

Rethinking Lesson Observations: Some Reflections on the Optimus Education Event on April 26th 2016

Still buzzing after a day of vibrant discussions with cross sector colleagues at the Optimus Education event in London. It is a rare thing for staff from Primary, Secondary, Further and Higher Education to join together with colleagues from training … Continue reading

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Supporting and Developing Middle Managers in the FE Sector

An evolving role The middle manager role in the FE sector seems to be expanding and altering in many colleges,¬†as they become more and more connected to the quality improvement work around T&L and performance management of staff. In my … Continue reading

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Time and Timetables: Making Space for Professional Dialogue in Teams

Time is at a premium in colleges at the moment, with the mounting pressures of planning, marking, tracking and reporting eating into all hours of the day. So this means that it is vitally important to take a focused, thoughtful … Continue reading

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NEW Birmingham Event! Rethinking Lesson Observations with Dr Matt O’Leary and Joanne Miles

Originally posted on joannemilesconsulting:
I am very excited to be co-presenting with Dr Matt O’Leary at an Optimus Education event in November 2016 on the hot topic of lesson observations. We will focus on the opportunities within observation for professional…

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Embedding English: 10 questions for team meetings or CPD slots

Embedding English is one of the hottest topics in the FE sector at the moment and I have been working with many colleges recently to support their improvement work. At this point in the year, curriculum teams are beginning to … Continue reading

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Starting up your freelance business

I have been out on my own in business for about five years now as a freelance trainer, consultant and coach in the Further Education sector of the UK and the sole trader life is an addictive blend of excitement, … Continue reading

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